The Devils Hole spring, a unique desert pupfish habitat is administered by Death Valley National Park, and located within the Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, in Nye County, Nevada Southwestern United States.
Devils Hole is a geothermal (92 °F or 33 °C), aquifer-fed pool within a limestone cavern in the Amargosa Desert in the Amargosa Valley of Nevada, east over the Amargosa Range and Funeral Mountains from Death Valley.
Devils Hole branches into deep caverns at least 300 feet (91 m) deep from an opening at the surface that is approximately 6 by 18 feet (1.8 by 5.5 m). According to geologists, the caves were formed over 500,000 years ago.
Other local Cyprinodons
- Death Valley pupfish (Salt Creek pupfish), Cyprinodon salinus
- Saratoga pupfish, Cyprinodon nevadensis nevadensis
- Amargosa pupfish, Cyprinodon nevadensis amargosa
- Tecopa pupfish, Cyprinodon nevadensis calidae (extinct)
- Shoshone pupfish, Cyprinodon nevadensis shoshone
- Devils Hole pupfish, Cyprinodon diabolis
- Desert pupfish, Cyprinodon macularius
- Owens pupfish, Cyprinodon radiosus
- Category: Cyprinodon (Pupfish)
- Landwehr, J. M.; I. J. Winograd (2012-03-01). Devils Hole, Nevada - A Primer : U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2012-3021. U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2013-01-17.
Landwehr, J.M. and Winograd, I.J., 2012, Devils Hole, Nevada—A Primer: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2012–3021, 6 p., available online at http://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/2012/3021.
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